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Penn State Extension webinar to focus on H-2A in uncertain times

Penn State Extension will present a townhall-style web-based seminar May 7 to assist Pennsylvania agricultural stakeholders who rely on the H-2A visa program for temporary workers to operate their businesses. The session, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will cover COVID-19... more »

Apple disease control: Bloom through petal fall tips from Penn State

The 2020 season is shaping up to be very interesting, as well as challenging. Based on our current conditions and the forecast, we may experience a protracted bloom this season for a large part of... more »

Pennsylvania apple, pear growers should check flowers for freeze damage

Similar to what we reported for peaches on April 21, weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds.... more »

Learn what Penn State Extension’s Latinx Ag Network offers on Facebook page

Penn State Extension is connecting with Latinx agriculturists in essential food businesses to provide timely outreach and science-based education on farm production, food safety and workplace risk management. Spring is a critical season for Penn... more »

Freeze damage to peach crop seen in south central Pennsylvania

Weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds. The temperature at 837 feet elevation above sea... more »

Cornell Orchards donates apples to area school districts

Cornell Orchards has long been known for its generosity in supporting the local community. So when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close, leaving many students without regular access to meals, the orchards’ staff saw an... more »

Virginia growers urged to register for opportunities with retailers, wholesalers

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has partnered with produce retailers and wholesalers to market Virginia Grown produce in local stores. To satisfy product demand and to assist any possible market disruptions,... more »

Produce grower training offered through eCornell

Food safety is critically important throughout the supply chain, but it begins with the grower. Farms have many microbial risks, and in order to protect the fruits and vegetables grown and packaged on a farm,... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

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Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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